Saturday, 1 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 1-3-2014: Saint David’s Day

You know, that seemed to go rather well!

As you’ve possibly realised, I’m job-hunting, at the mo.

And managed to sign up to a basic computer literacy, through my local job centre.

My first day, the initial assessment and induction … ?

Was yesterday,

Personally, I must admit, it went well: at least, that’s how it felt.

If nothing else … ?   If nothing else, it also felt good to be able to do something positive: however short term it may be.

At any rate … ?   Let’s move on.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Welsh questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 1st March is Saint David’s Day Day: the patron saint of Wales.   Saint David is traditionally portrayed with which bird: a crow, an eagle or a dove … ?
Q2) In addition to the Welsh, he’s also the patron saint of whom: vegetarians, pescetarians or fruitarians?
Q3) Saint David is also the patron saint of which Welsh county … ?
Q4) The Welsh flag takes two of its colours — green and white — from the coat of arms of which English king: Henry 6th, Henry 7th or Henry 8th … ?
Q5) Saint David was bishop of the town called Tyddewi in Welsh, and Menevia by the Romans.   What’s the city NOW called … ?
Q6) In 2003, the American Film Institute named Hannibal Lecter as the greatest film villain of all time.   Which Welsh actor played Lector, in The Silence of the Lambs … ?
Q7) Which Welsh singer had an 2008 international hit, with Mercy … ?
Q8) Penderyn is a distillery in Wales: producing the first Welsh what, for over a century?
Q9) Welsh Rarebit is — basically — cheese on … what … ?
Q10) Finally … the Cambrian News, the Wrexham Evening Leader and the Carmathen Journal, are all Welsh what … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 28th February, 1883, saw the first vaudeville theatre open in Boston.   What’s the nearest British equivalent to vaudeville: burlesque or music hall … ?
Q2) In a non leap year, 28th February is the last day of the month.   What’s the last day of February, in a leap year … ?
Q3) 28th February, 2013, saw Pope Benedict 16th’s resignation take effect.   He was the first pope to resign since which year of the 15th Century … ?
A3) 1415.
Q4) 28th February, 1820, saw the birth of illustrator, Sir John Tenniel.   Best known for his work on the works of Lewis Carroll, which satirical magazine did he draw cartoons for … ?
A4) Punch.
Q5) Finally … 28th February, 1940, saw the first televised basketball game: broadcast from Madison Square Gardens.   Name either of the teams, playing that game.
A5) Fordham University versus the University of Pittsburgh.
I’ll leave you with this thought from Gwyn Thomas …
“There are still parts of Wales where the only concession to gaiety is a striped shroud.”
Gwyn Thomas.
And given that 1st March is also the birthday of Dafydd Ieuan, drummer with the Super Furry Animals, I’ll also leave you with this … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        Will do, Debbi, soon as I get the chance … !   (Back to the photo/song front … ?   Be sure to ask at the next one-to-one session you have, how to download things from iCloud: I think a lot of missing songs will be there†.)

†        Now I think of it, Debbi … When you open iTunes, the little iCloud logo I’ve called ‘2’ will go stripy for a few seconds: that tells you iTunes is seeing what you’ve got stored in the cloud.   If you hit the one I’ve marked ‘1’, that’ll show you what’s in the cloud and can be downloaded.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! :)

1. a dove
2. vegetarians
3. Pembrokeshire
4. Henry VII
5. St. Davids or Tyddewi
6. Anthony Hopkins
7. Duffy
8. whiskey
9. toast
10. newspapers